February 8, 2016

Uneviscerated Fish Recalled in Minnesota for Botulism Risk

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is alerting Metro-area customers to avoid eating dried uneviscerated fish after the MDA and the City of Brooklyn Park discovered the product was being sold at three grocery stores. These fish products can result in potentially deadly botulism poisoning if the internal organs are not completely removed. There are no reports of illness associated with this product. The fish was sold at three stores: African International Market and Value Foods African Market, both in Brooklyn Park, and Fountains African Food Market in Crystal. The fish are pike and bony fish varieties. Fish that are salted, smoked, are over 5" in length, and are pike, kuta, or bony fish variety may not be eviscerated. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Throw it … [Read more...]

Jafflz Recalled in Utah for Possible Botulism Risk

Du Monde Gourmet of Park City, UT  is recalling approximately 235 pounds of ready-to-eat Jafflz pocket sandwich products because they may contain Clostridium perfringens, Bacillus cereus, and/or Clostridium botulinum. These bacteria are associated with temperature abuse. At the time of the recall there had been no confirmed reports of illness but consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them as they can cause serious illness. The recalled products were shipped to retail locations in Utah and have the code “EST. 48106” inside the USDA mark of inspection. They include: 24-count cases containing 4-6 pieces of “Jafflz Retro Pocket Sandwiches Pasghetti Jaffles with Italian Meat Sauce;" 24-count cases “Jafflz retro pocket Sandwiches Classic Jaffles with Bacon, Egg and … [Read more...]

Harmless Harvest Thailand Sent FDA Warning Letter

The FDA sent a warning letter to Harmless Harvest Thailand last month, telling them that their 100% Raw Coconut Water products are considered hazardous, since they are processed in a manner that does not comply with the juice Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Systems regulation.  The juice products are considered adulterated within the meaning of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act. The firm provided documentation and information about the processing methods used to make this product. Those methods did not meet the FDA's regulation. The micro filtration process, risk assessment for that process, the HACCP plan and manual, and documentation about High Pressure Processing (HPP) were not adequate. The company must included control measures that will consistency … [Read more...]

Swimomish Fish Company Recalls Salmon Bacon for Possible Botulism

The Swimomish Fish Company is voluntarily recalling Native Catch Salmon Bacon because it may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum bacteria. The product was distributed in Western Washington state and Florida. This bacterium can produce toxins that are potentially fatal. Do not use this product even if looks and smells normal. No illnesses or reaction have been reported to date. The recalled products are Native Catch Salmon Bacon in Peppered flavor with UPC number 7 83583 27965 9. The product is sold in 8 ounce and 14 ounce clear vacuum bags with Best By codes 1/23/16 and 3/16/16. Also recalled is Native Catch Salmon Bacon in Traditional flavor with UPC number 7 51778 15900 0. It is also packaged in 8 ounce and 14 ounce clear vacuum bags with Best By codes 1/23/16 and 3/16/16. … [Read more...]

Old Oregon Smokehouse Recalls Tuna for Possible Botulism

Old Oregon Smokehouse is recalling all canned albacore tuna with any codes starting with "OC" because it may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. This is the eighteenth secondary recall of seafood canned by Skipanon for improper processing and possible botulism. This product was sold from the company's retail stores in Tillamook, Oregon and Rockaway, Oregon. The last date of distribution was September 2015. The product is Albacore Tuna in 6 ounce cans. There is no UPC code on the product. No cases of illnesses have been reported in association with this product. The tuna may have been under processed by the manufacturer, Skipanon Brand Seafood. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Discard it in a sealed container or return it to the place of purchase for a full … [Read more...]

CS Fishery Recalls Canned Tuna for Possible Botulism

CSFPDX LLC of Oregon is voluntarily recalling all CS Fishery Wild Albacore Tuna with any codes starting with "OC" because they may be contaminated with botulism toxin. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these products. The recall only affects the CS Fishery Wild Albacore Tuna in cans, net weight 64 ounces (4 pounds). The code is OCK 16APR2017 on the bottom or the top of the can. Skipanon Brand Seafoods packed this product, so this is a secondary recall. Other canned seafood products with this brand name, including 7.5 ounce cans of Wild Line Caught Albacore Tuna are not affected by this recall. The recalled item was sold to consumers at the company's retail location or distributed to retail stores and wholesalers in Oregon. The last date of … [Read more...]

Sockeye Suzy’s Fish Recalls Canned Seafood for Botulism Risk

Sockeye Suzy's Fish company is voluntarily recalling all of its canned seafood with any code starting with "OC" because it may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum. That bacteria can produce botulism toxin, which can be life-threatening. No illnesses have been reported to date. You can see the long list of product names, can sizes, and UPC numbers at the FDA web site. The recalled products include Fancy Chinook, Coho, Steelhead, Smoked Catfish, Sturgeon, Sockeye, Walleye, and others in different flavors and varieties. These products were made by Skipanon Brand Seafood and are part of a larger recall that affects fourteen other brands. Botulism toxin does not affect the taste, aroma, appearance, or texture of food. It grows in an anerobic environment. The cans were improperly … [Read more...]

OleBob’s Seafoods Recalls Canned Tuna and Salmon for Botulism

OleBob's Seafoods of Washington is recalling all of its canned tuna and salmon products with codes starting with "OC" because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date. The products were packed by Skipanon Brand Seafoods. This is the thirteenth secondary recall of canned seafood products to date. All of the products were sold under the OleBob's Seafoods label to consumers in the company retail store in Ilwaco, Washington. They were also sold to customers over the internet from the company's website. The dates of distribution of the recalled items were May 2014 through September 2015. The recalled products include Wild Coho Salmon, Wild Chinook Salmon, Smoked Chinook Salmon, Solid White Albacore Tuna, Smoked Coho Salmon, Smoked … [Read more...]

Gilmore Fish Recalls Canned Seafood for Possible Botulism Toxin

Gilmore Fish is recalling all canned seafood with any codes starting with "OC" because they may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum bacteria. This is another secondary recall of canned seafood made by Skipanon. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these products. All of the products were sold from the company's retail store in Dallesport, Washington. The last date of distribution was in September, 2015. The recalled products are Gourmet Smoked Columbia Sturgeon in 5 ounce metal cans, Smoked Wine Maple Salmon in 5 ounce cans, and Smoked Chinook Salmon in 7 ounce cans. There are no UPC numbers on these products. If you purchased these products, do not eat them. Return them to the place of purchase or throw them away in a sealed container … [Read more...]

Josephson’s Smokehouse Recalls Canned Seafood for Botulism Risk

Josephson's Smokehouse of Astoria, Oregon is the tenth secondary recall of canned seafood products for possible botulism contamination. The products were processed by Skipanon Brand Seafood. They were under-processed, which means the possibility of Clostridium botulinum bacteria producing spores and the botulism toxin is increased. No illnesses have been reported to date. Do not eat these products even if it does not look or smell spoiled. All products that have codes starting with the letters "OC" are recalled. They include Smoked Garlic Pepper Salmon, Smoked Wine Maple Salmon, Smoked Chinook Salmon, Premium Chinook Salmon, Smoked Coho Salmon, Fancy Coho Salmon, Smoked Albacore Tuna, Fancy Albacore Tuna, and Smoked Sturgeon. You can see can sizes, pictures of product labels, and UPC … [Read more...]

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